Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

What?! Are you serious?! Hard to believe that 2012 has come and will be gone at midnight tonight! It seems as if the time gets faster & faster the older I get. My kids are growing like wildflowers before our eyes & there's nothing we can do to stop it or slow it down! In my young 35 years, I'm learning to take each day as if it's my last. However, most times I forget, take life for granted & the people in my daily life. Then I look at my husband & children & realize that's the key.....make sure they know how much I love them!

Allot of great things happened & some not good things happened in 2012. A dear friend of ours passed away after a 15 month battle with cancer. Our oldest daughter got her drivers license, turned 18, graduated high school & then moved out. We finally found a church home after 3 years of looking. We enjoyed our yearly Spring Break camping with our kids at Meridian State Park. Rob's Aunt Susie passed away from a heart attack. Lots of birthday's, anniversaries & spiritual birthday's celebrated. I'm In Cake Heaven did 12 cakes/cupcake orders. Needless to say 2012 has been a emotional roller coaster!

Looking forward to seeing what God has in store for our 2013 year! 
God's blessings over your 2013 year as well!

Blessings & Love,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rob's 40th Birthday Party

It's been a long while since my last post. Lots of things always going on & really don't have an excuse other than I don't lead an exciting life.

Starting the month of October I started working on my husband's 40th birthday party. Boy, am I glad that's over with! Note to self: NEVER plan a party the week of Thanksgiving! I spent the entire week with his mom helping with Thanksgiving dinner that was gone in 45 minutes! What a blessed life I have!!

I love doing parties, especially for those I hold very dear! I spent many hours making an 1972 timeline, 40 years worth of pictures to make a slide show, decorations, food, & a good bit of money! It took 2 months of me saving up my "blow money" to help pay for his party. So thankful that Rob's parents helped pay for some of it, I honestly wouldn't have been able to do it alone.
The Invitation
A big thank you to all that came early to make food & helped set up, helped throughout the party so I could enjoy my hard work & who stayed after to clean up!

So now for all the amazing pictures from his party! Provided by Steven & Patti.....thanks again!

Entering the party
Sign In
Gift Bag Basket
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix for all that came
Lots of YUMMY food
What a spread
1972 Timeline
Rob & I's best friends

Checking out the timeline
Everyone LOVED the timeline
Great friends of ours. They came to our wedding almost 20 years ago!
It was a beautiful day!
The kids enjoyed themselves too
Good friends of ours
More visiting
So sweet!
Signing in

Rob with his Dad
Wonderful ladies here!
Amazing Warrior for God!
Gathering together
asking God to bless each other
Rob & the food!
Amen! Let's eat...
That's one big chip!
He approves :)
Started to watch the slide show
Our best friends table!

Thanks Steven!
Too funny!
Singing Happy Birthday Ole' Man!
Saying his "speech"
Our family! The Blackwell Bunch..
This man is my life! Thanking God daily for his life. Praying I have at least 40 more to share with him!
One of my creations....
Rob, May God bless you with more years with us!
 I know we're not promised tomorrow but my prayer is that I get to share lots more years with you! God's blessed us with amazing children, families, friends, church body & healthy lives! Thank you for sharing your last 20 years of your 40th with me, I look forward to sharing many more years to come! Love you babe!

 Blessings & Love,